Often, health conditions are left untreated or misdiagnosed as a result of a patient’s limited access to well-trained medical professionals in their area. InfiniteMD, a Cambridge-based healthcare startup, looks to solve this problem.
Each year, approximately 432,000 women die from heart disease. Women, however, only make up 25% of the participant pool in clinical trials based around heart research. The “Bloomer Bra” seeks to reshape the way research data is collected in cardiology.
Entrepreneur Lisa Serwin believes that a lack of women leadership is bad for the industry. “If you think of patients in healthcare systems as consumers, as your customers, to not have the majority of your customer pool represented at your executive table is a huge loss,” she explains. “It’s a huge miss in the healthcare industry.” That’s why she founded C- Sweetener, a non-profit online platform based in San Francisco that matches vetted mentors in the healthcare industry with female mentees aspiring to break into the C-Suite. Serwin, who has held multiple C-Suite positions says, “We really just want to change the conversation. We wanted to stop talking and start doing.”